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Biotech crops helpful, but take management to remain effective

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WASHINGTON — Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically modified crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits — lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields — compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, biotechnology crops resistant to the herbicide glyphosate — a […]

DOT regulations meeting slated for May 3 in Mercer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MERCER, Pa. — A motor carrier enforcement officer from the Pennsylvania State Police will hold an informational session on the current trucking/trailer laws and regulations May 3 at the Mercer County Cooperative Extension office, 463 N. Perry Highway in Mercer. Topics will include age required to drive certain vehicles; commercial driver’s licenses; medical cards; trailers/weights; […]

Michael Bailey named executive director of Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, chairman of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, has named Michael D. Bailey as the executive director of the board.

Horse owners beware: Eastern Tent Caterpillar numbers up again

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar numbers are up for the third consecutive year, although populations vary from location to location. According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, now is the time to check wild cherry and related trees for eastern tent caterpillar activity to determine whether management […]

Webinar examines urban and rural shale-gas drilling differences

Monday, April 19, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The grass sometimes looks greener on the other side of the fence — or in the other corner of the state — not necessarily because it actually is greener, but because a disturbance in one’s own backyard makes the local situation lose its luster. That’s the case with some property owners […]

Expert: Have your pond water tested

Saturday, April 17, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bryan Swistock is sort of the Dr. Phil for pond owners — they call him when they are having problems. And this time of year, he has a lot of patients. Spring has sprung, the air is warm, the sky is blue and too many ponds and small lakes are green […]

Speaker appoints Trumbull County man to Livestock Board

Thursday, April 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish named Dominic Marchese, a farm owner and U.S. Naval veteran, to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board April 15. Marchese, who serves as a representative from the farming community on the Ohio Wildlife Council, will join the 13-member board charged with protecting Ohio farms and families. Marchese has […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club of Osnaburg Township held a meeting April 8 at the Thouvenin home. Installation of new officers was done using the care kit theme. Members received their project books. “I got my start in 4-H” posters for the yard were passed out to members to promote […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio –Members of the Marlington FFA chapter went to the Ohio State Expo Center in Columbus for the state FFA judging contests March 27. Junior Lisa Sutton placed 10th in the state in the Dairy Handler’s contest. The Equine Management team placed 95th. Team members were Audrey Duff, Jasmine Sambroak and Zack Hoover. Marlington’s […]

Vacation with us … Soroka

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Steve Soroka of Vienna, Ohio, brought his “old friend” Farm and Dairy with him during a trip to Bonita Springs, Florida. Soroka went south during winter to visit Virgil Brockmann of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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